Network Activities

Online Seminar Series 2021

The seminars (all times in Central European Time - CET)

Navigating Crisis: A reflection on 2020, entangled space-times of education, revisionist work and learning, and making histories with Professor Terri Seddon, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Thursday 25 February 10:00 - 11:15

Multiple Temporalities in Critical Policy Sociology in Education with Professor Bob Lingard, Australian Catholic University, Thursday 04 March 10:00 - 11:15

Elites and Experts in Education Policy  with  Professor Jenny Ozga, University of Oxford, Tuesday 16 March 15:00 - 16:45

Sedimentation and/or re-politicization of a highly marketized education system with Professor Lisbeth Lundahl and Professor Linda Rönnberg, Univeristy of Umea, Tuesday 23 March 15:00-16:45

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Network 23 has been gradually developing specific strategies for making the research output of the network visible through publications. It has been a constant theme in the agenda of network meetings at ECER conferences the last few years and during ‘Reconnecting EERA’ in 2020.

Network 23 is first and foremost committed to the European Educational Research Journal and its promotion, as this is the official Journal of EERA. But we have also supported other publications. The network’s annual business meeting in Hamburg 2019 began with the presentation of a book that had resulted from a network symposium in Copenhagen 2017. The book, ‘Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives’ edited by Lyn Tett and Mary Hamilton and published by Policy Press in August 2019, took its starting point from presentations in the symposium. Editors of two other journals, the Scottish (International) Educational Review and Education Inquiry, are members of our Network, and the convenors work closely with these journals to promote papers presented at ECER conferences. Convenors also promote the research work of the network by seeking contributions to the recently launched EERA Blog and circulating information in the network’s mailing list throughout the year, in both cases aiming to make the research of EERA visible and accessible to a broad spectrum of readers. To join the mailing list, send a blank message to nw23-subscribe(at)

Future Plans

Network 23 has a number of plans for the academic year 2020-21:

  • Offer support to the authors of proposals that are identified by reviewers as poorly expressed because of English language difficulties, but otherwise acceptable
  • Increase the number and diversity of Network 23 reviewers, session chairs and proposals, focussing particularly on underrepresented countries
  • Improve communications at the conference, including invitations to informal gatherings, the business meeting and a social event
  • Provide support for those new to Network 23 and/or ECER including emerging researchers
  • Continuing developments begun at previous conferences we will:
    • provide clear communications, including a welcome email sent to all whose papers have been accepted by Network 23 with advice on how the conference works together with conference and network information
    • arrange informal gatherings and a social event for all
    • encourage Network 23 members to contact the convenors to share ideas on activities and/or initiatives that will further promote inclusiveness and development of the network
  • We have no immediate plans to apply EERA Funding.

NW 23 runs a mailing list and invites researchers to join. To join the mailing list, send a blank message to nw23-subscribe(at)

Interview with Link Convenor 2019